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Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Today is the day of the Thanksgiving Centerpiece Challenge Reveal!  About two weeks ago, I issued the first ever Creating Home Challenge  to create a Thanksgiving centerpiece using anything from around your house.  Some of those items could include candles, leaves, pinecones, acorns,  pumpkins, fruits, vegetables, feathers, and anything else you could think of.  Today I want to share with you my Thanksgiving centerpiece.

What I Used

I had the Cinderella pumpkin and feathers already, and everything else I scrounged from my yard (the roses, Autumn leaves, and wildflowers).  Traditionally when we think of Thanksgiving colors, we think of reds, oranges, yellows, and browns.  However, sometimes it’s fun to do something unexpected–like adding pink and purple to a Thanksgiving arrangement.  With this centerpiece, there’s just enough of the traditional color palette that adding a few accent colors like pink/purple doesn’t really detract from the Autumn look.  In fact, all of the colors complement each other very well.  Don’t be afraid to try something unique…you might surprise yourself!

Instructions

To make this centerpiece, I cut the lid off the Cinderella pumpkin and scooped out the insides.  I then placed a small bowl of water inside the pumpkin so the flowers would last longer.  Finally, I arranged the flowers, leaves, and feathers.  I started with the taller flowers in the center and worked my way around the pumpkin with the shortest flowers and leaves around the perimeter.  The feathers were added last to give a little height  and color.   It was really easy to make, and you can easily make something like this yourself for your holiday!

Entries

Please don’t be afraid to submit your creation!  This is just for fun, and there’s no judgement here!  Just upload a picture of your centerpiece to either the Creating Home Facebook page, Add it to the comments section of this post, or email it to me!  I’ll give away a free set of the new Creating Home Christmas dish towels to the most creative centerpiece!

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